kakorama: a ride into the past


August 9th, 1989...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Prince

In the UK:
"Swing The Mood"
by Jive Bunny
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Diane Sawyer

(TIME Cover: August the 7th, 1989)

 Famous people born on the 9th of August:

1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist (d. 1856)
1896 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (d. 1980)
1925 - David A. Huffman, Creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
1939 - Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the European Commission
1957 - Melanie Griffith, American actress
1963 - Whitney Houston, American singer and actress
1968 - Gillian Anderson, American actress
1978 - Audrey Tautou, French actress

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1989

The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1989 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1989

Driving Miss Daisy
directed by Bruce Beresford
with Morgan Freeman (Hoke Colburn), Dan Aykroyd (Boolie Werthan) and Jessica Tandy (Daisy Werthan)

Designed in 1989

The Occasional table
by Philippe Starck

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Who, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 556/557, July 13, 1989



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